Feb 24, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Feb 24, 2012, 07:59 PM
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my first Z was a 3s zeph. same technique.

if you are worried then wait for a windy day and launch into the headwind if you are still worried use a bungee.

everyone seems to end up launching by running and holding the prop area and then throwing with the power off. i think you are setting yourself up for a lot of crashes this way.

my first ever launch of the zeph - used a big headwind.
Ritewing Zephyr Maiden Flight (1 min 21 sec)


another big headwind launch
Ritewing Zephyr setup (2 min 42 sec)


compilation of many many launches... mostly the 3s zeph.
last one is with a magnet about to let go
launching a zephyr (0 min 47 sec)
Feb 24, 2012, 08:13 PM
Mum is the word!
I spent the last year testing motors , why would I give up that info. ? I am 100% sure if you asked Hacker who their China mfg was they would not tell you. And neither would any other motor vendor.
Last edited by klique; Feb 24, 2012 at 08:36 PM.
Feb 24, 2012, 08:14 PM
Nakelp
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Originally Posted by brosius85 View Post
nakelp drill 4 new holes, or you can use a piece of angle like normal when making the mount
Yep, will drill....3 screws should do the trick
Thx Bro

Hope you recovered and get in the air soon mate , like yr videos .
Feb 24, 2012, 08:33 PM
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I thought about holding it between the foam and motor mount but wasn't sure if my arm would clear the prop area fast enough.
Feb 24, 2012, 10:13 PM
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I thought about holding it between the foam and motor mount but wasn't sure if my arm would clear the prop area fast enough.
Max

Wear gloves and a long sleeve shirt just in case.
Feb 25, 2012, 01:00 AM
Mark Harrison
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They will be 1.50 with the 65 amp ESC , so about 1.00 for motor only.
??? I thought he was asking about the price ???
Feb 25, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Kevlar gloves!!
Feb 25, 2012, 02:40 AM
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OK, so I'm still fairly new to flying and this may be a stupid question. I have a spektrum dx6i and was wondering what a good long range rx would be for my plane. I have some hk orange rx, and several different spektrum rx's. What's a decent one for 1-1.5 miles away flights??? And I do have dragonlink on my shopping list also.

Thanks
Feb 25, 2012, 02:42 AM
Crashomatic
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I always ever launch my wings (and theres many) on the side, even if its too heavy to light with 1 arm it doesnt matter, but a little of throttle and here she goes.
i find it safer since even if u were going to completely fail the launch you'll never get any body part in the prop. its also easy since you don't really have to toss it hard.

well anyway. i know its not a super popular technic for some reason (too easy ? XD)
Feb 25, 2012, 03:27 AM
never mind the boll⁣⁣⁣ocks
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madmax forget spektrum. do not let them have any more of your money. get a dragonlink or ez or TS or sometihng but leave spektrum alone for FPV especially
Feb 25, 2012, 06:23 AM
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madmax forget spektrum. do not let them have any more of your money. get a dragonlink or ez or TS or sometihng but leave spektrum alone for FPV especially
if your going more then a couple of Km's you wack on a UHF system anyway.
So if you got a Spektrum , no point chucking it way and gettting a different brand.I think I got nearly 1.5km on a dx6 and after that chucked on a rangelink
UHF , and was sweet as.
Each too there own, I spose.
Feb 25, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by klique View Post
I spent the last year testing motors , why would I give up that info. ? I am 100% sure if you asked Hacker who their China mfg was they would not tell you. And neither would any other motor vendor.
My thought is if it's a reputable manufacturer you wouldn't be hesitant to tell your customers who manufactures the equipment you are selling. I certainly would if it were me.

I don't need to know who Hacker's China mfg is, the Hacker name carries it's own reputation that's known throughout the industry. I'm not sure but I believe Hacker motors are manufactured in Germany anyhow.

I'm not trying to build a custom motor for myself or to sell, I would just like to know what I am purchasing. If it has no name I am forced to assume it's some Chinese no name brand.

Bruce
Last edited by bah7566; Feb 25, 2012 at 07:50 AM.
Feb 25, 2012, 07:56 AM
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I don't need to know who Hacker's China mfg is, the Hacker name carries it's own reputation that's known throughout the industry
Using the same logic, you don't need to know who makes the Ritewing motors. All you need to know is Klique's reputation for high-quality products that he stands behind 110%.

Eric
Feb 25, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Using the same logic, you don't need to know who makes the Ritewing motors. All you need to know is Klique's reputation for high-quality products that he stands behind 110%.

Eric
Fair enough, my question has been answered.
Thanks for the help guys,
Bruce


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